Trying to find a job in Edmonton, but your search isn’t turning out to be worthwhile? If your Google searches are filled with queries such as ‘job search Edmonton,’ ‘looking for a job in Edmonton,’ or ‘job search Edmonton Alberta’ over the past few months, it is likely that you haven’t landed on opportunities that suit your skills and needs the best. Instead of looking at such job portals or careers portal in Edmonton, you must learn how to find jobs that haven’t been advertised to a larger audience. Here are ways for you to find unadvertised job opportunities in Edmonton.
More often than not, companies choose not to advertise their job openings because they aren’t interested in going through a host of unnecessary applications. These companies are looking for someone very specific, which is why they choose to stay away from job portals or careers portals in Edmonton. Instead, they choose to let their employees know about such openings and ask them to be on the lookout for a good candidate who can be accessed via a referral.
Instead of solely ‘job search Edmonton’ and ‘looking for jobs in Edmonton’ Google searches, get in touch with your network of friends, family, colleagues and other professionals. Let them know what kind of a job role you are looking for and ask them if they could refer you to their company’s recruiter.
Thousands of companies are forgoing job portals and posting about their job openings on social media instead. From coffee companies looking for a barista to an ad agency looking for a video editor, numerous job posts are put out on social media platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Make it a point to follow the social media handles of all companies that you are interested in working for and approach them as soon as they post about a prospective job opening in their company.
If you are one of those professionals who has had a mentor in your college or professional life, they might be able to help you out once again with your job search. Such mentors and learned professionals have numerous contacts in the industry with whom they have worked closely in the past. If you let your mentor know what exactly you are looking for, they wouldn’t just let you know about an opportunity but also make an introduction for you in the company.
Plus, since your mentor knows you well, they will know which job might be the best fit for your skills and needs, thus helping you find a company that will offer you high job satisfaction. Your chances of getting hired this way are also high since a recommendation from your mentor would add a lot of weight to your application.
Other than your online network, you can also get in touch with other professionals in the industry at networking events to learn about new job opportunities. These networking events are regularly hosted in your area, and a quick Google search can help you find the next networking event being hosted. Mingle with other professionals at such events, and you can come across fantastic job opportunities that haven’t been advertised online by the company yet.
With 2020 wrapping up one of the most unique years in history, we look ahead to 2021 and see how events of the past will shape our upcoming year. The tumultuous nature of 2020 has disrupted many industries, including staffing where the object of attention has always been the people. Here we take a brief look at some anticipated staffing trends for 2021 and see how things will affect the staffing industry.
With social restrictions placed around the world, the traditional in-person interview process begins to fade away. Staffing agencies are now conducting many interviews in an online format through either video or phone. The one-on-one subtleties such as body language and other social cues can either be a blessing for some of hide warning signs for recruiters. Either way, those seeking work and HR professionals will need to adapt to changing circumstances and get a better grasp of how to succeed in the hiring process.
Going along with a digital hiring process, we are now seeing a further need to automate processes in the staffing field to streamline recruiting and hiring processes. The implementation of software and customized AI for these tasks allow for better integration in the workplace. For instance, the use of AI and automation can help staffing agencies with their screening processes and better organize their pool of workers. Knowing the specific skills and experience of each person can help with dispatching and workflows to get people to their sites in timely manners. With some of this out of the way, the focus can shift towards human-centric engagements to drive revenue.
Before COVID-19, many agencies operated remotely, but remote adoption was not quite widespread throughout the industry. The pandemic necessitated remote recruiting and the use of remote technology for dispatchers and staff. While many blue collar, physical work cannot be done remotely, the trends for employers in administrative and office lines of work continue to rise as they seek capable staff to fill in gaps.
A challenge does stem from this as many agencies focus much work on blue collar industries. As such, those seeking work have may find it difficult to keep with developing different skills and technological capabilities to find more suitable work. We also do not believe that remote work will go away when things settle down either. Many staffing professionals expect remote work is here to stay.
In 2020 a global spotlight shone brightly on inequality and inequity in society. As a result, many businesses have taken steps to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in their practices to address these challenges that may arise. Morally, it seems like an obvious decision, but also has further benefits as well. Generally, it is better for business and for staffing agencies, the increased diversity extends well just beyond a person’s skills and experience. Diversity extends towards a generation of new workers who can showcase a new side of their creativity and skills in a multi-generational workforce.
While we think about what the future holds for the staffing industry, we remain optimistic about how these unprecedented events can push us ahead instead of backwards. At the end of the day, we cannot fully predict the outcome, but with due diligence and understanding trends we can adapt to an ever-changing environment as a staffing agency.